When it comes to literature, teaching the classics is important. But it's a good idea to add contemporary titles to your curriculum, too, especially if your students sometimes have trouble connecting with older texts.

That’s why we created the Discovering Literature collection, a curated selection of noteworthy books that are capturing the attention of teachers and students across the country.

In this month’s Discovering Literature Digest, you’ll find four moving stories about life and love, all tackling these themes in remarkable ways. From a poignant family drama to finding love in the face of death to a tale of wilderness survival, these novels offer something for every student.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!